Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bush Administration Continues To Treat Saudi Arabia Leaders Like Royalty

The Los Angeles Times reported that Saudi Arabia has still failed to crack down seriously on terrorism: "[T]he kingdom has not met its promises to help prevent the spread of terrorism or curb the flow of money from Saudis to terrorist cells around the world," U.S. intelligence, diplomatic and other officials say.

Millions of dollars continue to flow from wealthy Saudis to Al Qaeda and other suspected terrorist groups, aided by what the U.S. officials call Riyadh's failure to set up a government commission to police such groups as promised. Countless young terrorism suspects from Saudi Arabia flee across the porous border into Iraq.

For these same faults, countries like Syria are harshly criticized by the Bush Administration, threatened with sanctions and cut off from diplomatic relations.

Saudi Arabia's punishment? A personal visit this week from Vice President Dick Cheney.

-- Center for American Progress, Jan. 18


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the report that the White House press corps MUST address to McClellan at the next conference. The alternative is to have Bush Administration and its apologists continue to nail anyone daring to allege Bush favortism towards the Saudis (who by the way were most of the 9-11 terrorists and big supporters of Al Quada) as a Michael Moorish, far-left fringe lunatic.
Letting this kind of report go by without an appropriate response from the Bush Administration renders it as just another hazy "left-wing" argument. And that's exactly the way the right-wing wants it.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous ash said...

The more outrageous it (the administration) gets, the more emboldened it gets. The essence of in your face.

2:38 PM  

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